SIS & Data Manager

Date: 26 Jun 2024

Location: Bologna, BO, IT

Company: Zespri Group Limited

Kō wai mātou? Who are we?


Zespri is more than simply the world's single-largest marketer of kiwifruit. We like to think of ourselves as fruit on a mission and as rebels with a cause: to help people, communities and the environment around the world thrive through the goodness of kiwifruit. We are proudly the world's largest marketer of kiwifruit, selling kiwifruit in more than 50 countries. We work with around 2,800 New Zealand and 1,500 international growers and post-harvest companies to source the best-quality Zespri Kiwifruit which we supply through our distribution partners to wholesale and retail customers. We are one of New Zealand's best-known international brands, dedicated to creating sustainable long-term value for growers.

He aha te mahi? What's the role?


Reporting to the Head of Europe Supply Chain,,based In Bologna, the SIS & Data Manager ensures Zespri Global Supply EU systems operativity and data integrity across multiple supply regions (Italy, France, Greece) as well as the maintenance of the alignment with Zespri global approach.  She or He leads team of 2 people.


Please note the role is a is a two-year replacement role. Key Responsibilities include:


Optimization of Supply Operations processes

  • Provide strategic leadership for continuous improvement, transformation of supply operations processes
  • Leverage the potential of systems integration to enhance processes while ensuring standardization across ZGS 
  • Support and enable the SIS Team to ensure packing and loading is not impacted by connectivity disruptions, data issues


Supply Information Management 

  • Manage the relationship with ZGS WMS’s software providers
  • Responsible for the integrity and operativity and improvement of ZGS Systems (SAP, RADFORDS, FLEX2B and/or other WMS)  and oversee EDI troubleshooting
  • Ensure season start setup for all systems and coordinate the maintenance of ZGS related Master Data across the various business areas (initiation of requests, integrity analysis) and data control



Ko wai koe? Who are you?


We are looking for a high performing manager  who has a passion for people and supply chain information systems. Being results driven and able to work well under pressure you will also possess:

  • A former experience as IT consulting in Supply Chain or a seasoned SAP project manager and experience with EDI and WMS
  • A proven experience of team management and stakeholder management (such as Finance)
  • An excellent communication and interpersonal skills with strong cross-cultural competence
  • The ability to drive & respond to change and deal with ambiguity across geographical time zones
  • An open-mind and be energetic
  • Self-motivation, be proactive and be a true team player
  • Fluent in Italian and English 
  • A relevant Bachelor degree in Information systems for supply chain management or Supply Chain with a specialization in IT 

He aha e tika ai a Zespri? Why Zespri?


Our people are what makes our culture so irresistible and uniquely Zespri. We are a passionate and mighty team of 850+ employees in 23 different locations globally. Working at Zespri is an opportunity to join a fast-paced, culture-driven environment unlike any other. We want people who share our values of being personally connected, results-driven, and committed to guardianship. Join us in shaping our future and be part of a truly unique organisation.

Tono mai inaianei! Apply Now! Applications close 26/07/2024

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